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Delivering Health Care in America, Fifth Edition
A Systems Approach

Author(s): Leiyu Shi, DrPH, MBA, MPA, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, Director, Johns Hopkins Primary Care Policy Center
Douglas A. Singh, PhD, MBA, Associate Professor of Management, School of Business and Economics, Indiana University at South Bend
  • ISBN-13: 9781449626501
  • Paperback    638 pages      © 2012
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Given the recent and rapid developments in the delivery of health care in the United States, never has it been more important to have the most up-to-date resources for teaching students about this complex and dynamic industry. Now in its Fifth Edition, Delivering Health Care in America offers the most current and comprehensive overview of the basic structures and operations of the U.S. health system--from its historical origins and resources, to its individual services, cost, and quality. Using a unique “systems” approach, this bestselling text brings together an extraordinary breadth of information into a highly accessible, easy-to-read resource that clarifies the complexities of health care organization and finance, while presenting a solid overview of how the various components fit together.

New to this Edition:

  • New material on U.S. health reform
  • New material on health reform in other countries
  • New material on Healthy People 2020
  • New information on CMS’s innovative healthcare delivery
  • New information on community health centers
  • Introduction of the medical home concept
  • Data update throughout the book
  • Latest research findings as applicable
  • Enhanced content on The Patient Protection and Affordability Act of 2010
  • Enhanced content on clinical guidelines
  • Enhanced content on public health system and services
  • Enhanced content on vulnerable populations
  • Enhanced content on primary care from the
  • Global Perspective
  • Revised perspectives on the future of health care in America

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Applicable Courses

Intro to the US Health Care System

Introduction to Health Care Delivery

  Chapter  1  A Distinctive System of Health Care Delivery
Part  I  System Foundations
  Chapter  2  Beliefs,Values, and Health
  Chapter  3  The Evolution of Health Services in the United States
Part  II  System Resources
  Chapter  4  Health Services Professionals
  Chapter  5  Medical Technology
  Chapter  6  Health Services Financing
Part  III  System Processes
  Chapter  7  Outpatient and Primary Care Services
  Chapter  8  Inpatient Facilities and Services
  Chapter  9  Managed Care and Integrated Organizations
  Chapter  10  Long-Term Care
  Chapter  11  Health Services for Special Populations
Part  IV  System Outcomes
  Chapter  12  Cost, Access, and Quality
  Chapter  13  Health Policy
Part  V  System Outlook
  Chapter  14  The Future of Health Services Delivery

Leiyu Shi, DrPH, MBA, MPA-Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, Director, Johns Hopkins Primary Care Policy Center

Dr. Leiyu Shi is professor of health policy and health services research in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. He is also director of The Johns Hopkins Primary Care Policy Center. Prior to his academic positions, Dr. Shi worked in the public health field focusing on community-based primary care and vulnerable populations. He received his doctoral education from the University of California, Berkeley, majoring in health policy and services research. He also has a master’s in business administration focusing on finance. Dr. Shi’s research focuses on primary care, health disparities, and vulnerable populations. He has conducted extensive studies about the association between primary care and health outcomes, particularly on the role of primary care in mediating the adverse impact of income inequality on health outcomes. Dr. Shi is also well known for his extensive research on the nation’s vulnerable populations, in particular community health centers that serve vulnerable populations, including their sustainability, provider recruitment and retention experiences, financial performance, experience under managed care, and quality of care. Dr. Shi is the author of nine textbooks and more than 150 scientific journal articles.

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Douglas A. Singh, PhD, MBA-Associate Professor of Management, School of Business and Economics, Indiana University at South Bend

Dr. Singh teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in health care delivery, policy, finance, and management in the School of Business and Economics and in the Department of Political Science at Indiana University-South Bend. He has authored/coauthored four books and has published in peer-reviewed journals. Before pursuing an academic career, he spent over 15 years in the long-term care industry and held positions of administrator, regional manager, vice president, and consultant. He was awarded the long-term care research award by the Foundation of American College of Health Care Administrators in 1995.

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